Manager – Technology Implementation

Chicago, IL, US

Job Description / Skills Required

The role of a Sourcing and Implementations Manager is to support the Senior Manager of Ops Technology in execution of the wider technology strategy. The person in this role will be responsible for identifying, procuring and overseeing the deployment of new technology solutions optimizing our application portfolio and operational efficiency. The person will be responsible for delivering against the technology roadmap, balancing a portfolio of projects and managing resourcing and departmental alignment to ensure successful implementations.

Responsibilities:
Lead the Identification and selection of new technology solutions in collaboration with internal stakeholders, procurement and finance to streamline and simplify our application portfolio, or enhance our operational and support capabilities.  
Drive the requirements gathering identifying necessary/nice to have functionality with intention of solving near term and future technology needs.  
Manage the creation and delivery of the new technology roadmap, project plans, and execution for implementing solutions into the Global operational environment.
Build a program management portfolio coordinating resources against those projects to ensure deadlines are met.
Drive the construction of technology focused project plans for deployment of new solutions, working in conjunction with operational project managers to ensure smooth delivery.
Coordinating with internal product teams to ensure proper integration with internal platforms and alignment on deployment deadlines.
Working closely with the operational leads to ensure solutions are built and project plans are aligned with their requirements.

Requirements:
B.A. or B.S. degree with 5+ years of experience in technology procurement or implementation
Experience working with vendors
Strong decision-making and escalation skills
Previous people management experience
Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.